By Rosanna Lauriola, Kyriakos N. Demetriou
Brill's significant other to the Reception of Euripides presents a finished account of the impression and appropriation of all extant Euripidean performs considering the fact that their inception: from antiquity to modernity, throughout cultures and civilizations, from a number of views and inside a extensive diversity of human adventure and cultural traits, particularly literature, highbrow heritage, visible arts, tune, opera and dance, degree and cinematography. A concerted paintings by way of a world workforce of experts within the box, the amount is addressed to a large and multidisciplinary readership of classical reception stories, from specialists to non-experts. individuals have interaction in a vividly and energetic interactive discussion with the traditional and the trendy which, whereas illuminating facets of historical drama and highlighting their ever-lasting relevance, bargains a considerate and layered advisor of the human situation.
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They argue furiously when suddenly a Messenger arrives to announce that Iphigenia, Clytemnestra and baby Orestes have arrived in the camp. At this point both Menelaus and Agamemnon reverse their positions: Menelaus urges his brother not to carry out the sacrifice, but Agamemnon now insists that he has no choice—Iphigenia must die. Clytemnestra and Iphigenia enter; Agamemnon tries to convince his wife to go home, but she refuses. Achilles enters and meets Clytemnestra, who greets him as her future sonin-law, which mystifies him; now an old slave tells her that Agamemnon plans to sacrifice his daughter.
53 The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama database lists a notable number of Greek productions of Iphigenia at Aulis staged between 1956 and 1968, including three extended tours. This phenomenon seems clearly linked to highly unstable contemporary historical and political events of this period in Greece: a bitterly contested election in 1961, the assassination of a prominent politician in 1963, and a right-wing coup in 1967 which put in 49 Hartigan (1995) and Foley (2012), though very valuable, follow this model.
The many questions which spring from these plot and character reversals, combined with the textual uncertainties, have provoked a wealth of responses from critics, scholars, and later artists. 2 In Literature Both Aeschylus and Sophocles wrote plays called Iphigenia, but only fragments remain. Euripides’ play is very different from the sacrifice described by the Chorus in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon 198–250 (458 BC), in which Iphigenia is gagged so that she cannot curse her father. Euripides was awarded first prize for Iphigenia at Aulis at the Festival of Dionysos in 405 or 404.